Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove serves more than 31,000 youth & families across 67 locations.
Our world is experiencing uncertain times. However, during this pandemic, our Organization’s mission and priorities have remained steadfast. We are committed now more than ever to serving those who need us most. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove provides vital relief services to those in immediate need. As one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the Country, and a national leader in program and service diversity, we focus on the development of the “whole child” through family involvement and community partnerships. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove has been vigilant in our commitment to serve kids in central Orange County. Through our partnerships with Garden Grove Unified School District we are providing virtual programs and tutoring, counseling, and case management services. We’re also working to ensure that families have access to emergency food, hygiene items, technology, and resources needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also provide additional case management services, mental health counseling, diversion programs, health insurance enrollment, psychoeducational classes, and family counseling. This is what sets us apart from other clubs. This is what makes the difference. This is how we help kids succeed, and in some cases, save lives.
To help us continue our mission and continue to serve our community, we have established a COVID-19 Relief Fund. This fund will allow our Organization to continue to provide services to members and the local community and help sustain our operations. With costs on the rise and the long-term economic impact of this public health crisis still unknown, we must continue to equip our young people with the essential skills they need to successfully enter the workforce and ensure access to much needed guidance and mentorship as well as mental health resources.
The Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove has set an initial fundraising goal of $150,000. This will ensure the immediate availability of tools and resources necessary to continue to effectively serve the community. We need your support.
Please donate today to BGCGG’s COVID-19 Relief Fund at bgcgg.org or mail a check to 10540 Chapman Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92840. Please share our request for assistance with your staff, colleagues, or clients to encourage individual giving. We have so many opportunities to change the world we live in today. For more information, please contact Rachelle Gillerman, Director of Resource Development & Marketing at 714-530-0430 ext. 1921.
Together, we are doing Whatever It Takes to serve our community!
In great appreciation,
Board Chair 2018-2020
Board Chair 2020-2022
Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove Launches Fundraising Campaign for COVID-19 Relief Fund
The organization is raising funds to do Whatever It Takes for youth, families, and communities
Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove (BGCGG) announced today a fundraising campaign aimed at supporting COVID-19 relief efforts in and around the Central Orange County area. For more than a century, in times of tragedy and crisis, Boys & Girls Clubs across the Country have stepped up to provide safe places for kids and teens and the same holds especially true for BGCGG and their team of almost 500 youth development and community health and impact service providers. Today, the organization is committed more than ever, to ensure Club staff, members, families, and communities have the resources and support they need to navigate these uncertain times – while also partnering with State and Local officials to do more.
As one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the Country and a national leader in service and program diversity, BGCGG offers a multitude of programs focused on the development of the whole child through family involvement and community partnerships. The organization is unique, in that it has an entire division dedicated to an array of community health services including case management, mental health counseling, diversion programs, health insurance enrollment, psycho-educational classes, and family counseling. This ensures the Organization is not only working to reach its mission through academic and extended-day programming , but are also ensuring that :”those who need us most” have their basic physical and social-emotional needs met a to ensure the development of the ‘whole child’. BGCGG is providing not only virtual tutoring, counseling and case management services; but is also working to ensure that families have food, hygiene items, technology and resources that allow them to survive and support academic success during the COVID-19 pandemic. With comprehensive services to meet the needs of the ‘whole child’, of almost 5,000 children and youth on a daily basis, BGCGG set an initial fundraising goal of $150,000 to ensure the tools and resources to continue to effectively serve the community.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Garden Grove is committed to providing vital relief services immediately; however, communities will need Clubs more than ever as the Nation emerges from this difficult time. The COVID-19 Relief Fund will also enable the Club doors to re-open so that they can continue to provide out-of-school time services to current members and the local community. With unemployment on the rise and the long-term economic impact of this public health crisis unknown, it’s crucial that we equip our young people with the essential skills to successfully enter the workforce and ensure access to mental health resources needed to help youth as they transition out of this difficult time.
This campaign would have not been possible without the support of corporate and community partners. Those partners include: BGCGG Board of Directors, OC Resiliency Fund, Charitable Ventures, OC Food Bank, Coca Cola Foundation
COVID-19 Relief Fund
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented times for our country and Boys & Girls Clubs are not immune to the devastating impact of this treacherous pandemic. We can’t wait to get back to what we do best, serve the needs of kids and families in our community. BGCGG is finding other ways to support our communities through our Community Health Services, which include ARCHES, Family & Youth Outreach Programs, and Truancy Reduction Center, as well as providing support for members through virtual programming.
BGCGG is launching a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help provide urgent support to youth and families in need. Food, hygiene items, technology and school supplies are just a few of the items we are providing to families on a weekly basis. We are in this together! Your donation will have an immediate impact. Thank you for your support.
Helpful Tips For Adjusting
Thank you - Reylena Lopez, MSW - Director| Truancy Prevention Program
Create a routine — Change out of your pajamas, shower and make a to-do of all the things you want to achieve each day to create a sense of normality and productivity.
Break up your day — Find tasks to break up your day and, where possible, change your environment for different activities.
Take care of your body — Eat healthily, get plenty of sleep and exercise daily. That could include conducting indoor workout classes, stretching and practicing meditation.
Help other — If you’re not under strict isolation rules yourself, and you’re in a position to do so, find ways to support those in need by offering to run errands and collect supplies for them.
Stay connected — Make the most of technology and stay in touch with colleagues, friends and family via phone calls, texts, social media and video conferencing.
Limit media intake — Stay informed about the situation via reliable sources, but limit your news and social media intake to avoid feeling overwhelmed.
Prepare medical supplies — The National Alliance on Mental Illness advises, where necessary, asking your doctor for extended prescription supplies to tide you over for quarantine periods.
Fight boredom — Make the most of catching up TV series, reading and exploring projects you have been putting off to beat boredom and stay mentally active.
Avoid burnout — Set strict limits to your work to avoid becoming overwhelmed and make time to unwind.
Focus on the positives — Amplify good news stories and honor caregivers working tirelessly to resolve the situation.
Take one day at a time — Try not to project too far into the future. Remember that these are temporary measures and you are not alone.